Clemson University: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Location – Anderson, SC
Open Date – Dec 4, 2019
Deadline – Feb 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The primary objective of the associated research project is to determine if and how exposure to representative materials released during nuclear activities will alter transcriptional response or otherwise alter biochemical properties of select biota (e.g., bacteria and plants) to develop an in-depth understanding of factors contributing to remotely sensed spectra.
The fellow’s research will take a scaled approach to identify specifically how select exposures (i.e., radionuclides supplemented by explosives or heavy metals) impact representative biota, which subsequently influence remotely sensed spectra, so that laboratory results can be more effectively translated to field-scale application. This bottom-up approach will provide the insight needed to engineer exposure-specific biosensors as well as the ability to identify potential sentinel organisms.